Completing intake paperwork at the beginning of the first session is often viewed as intrusive and cumbersome by both clinicians and individuals in therapy. With proper training, clinicians can use the intake experience as an opportunity to build rapport with clients immediately instead of building a wall. There is an art to the intake process that can include all ethical and legal requirements being fulfilled with a caring, compassionate approach.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Maelisa Hall returns to share her experience of easing the burden of mental health paperwork and help attendees view the intake experience as a process that can often be completed over time. She will review the legal and ethical requirements common to mental health practitioners while diving into the strategies she has used for effectively communicating these obligations to individuals in therapy. Dr. Hall believes that knowing these responsibilities and guidelines thoroughly allows a clinician to adapt the intake process to the needs of each individual seeking their help.
Dr. Hall will incorporate examples of successful intake processes from the point of view of the individual in therapy while providing sample phrases that a clinician can use right away in their practice. She will review the most common mistakes that are made during the intake process and share items that are crucial for modern day counseling but are often overlooked. This presentation will also include a review of how HIPAA, social media, credit cards, and insurance all play into the meaningful conversation that can be made from intake paperwork.
This introductory instructional level course is designed to help clinicians:
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Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Premium Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
Maelisa Hall, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist living in Long Beach, California. She currently serves as the Quality Assurance (QA) Director for a state-contracted mental health program and is the owner of QA Prep, where she offers online trainings and clinical consultation in documentation for mental health professionals.
Training is Dr. Hall’s true passion, and she loves to help therapists connect meaning to the typically mundane task of paperwork. After years working in quality improvement, she has noted that confusion, anxiety, and resentment related to documentation are all too common for clinicians. Her experience has shown her most professionals care deeply about their work and find documentation much easier when they are able to identify and understand how paperwork actually helps the people they work with in therapy.
Dr. Hall provides online training programs for therapists in private practice and consultation for agencies and individual practitioners. She also travels as a speaker and trainer and presents on the topics of improving documentation and ethics. She maintains an active blog and provides free monthly trainings for therapists through her website, www.qaprep.com.